Commercial Counsel


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 05/05/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 441 Logue Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94043

About Upwork

Upwork is the leading online talent solution. We empower businesses with more flexible access to quality talent. Through Upwork’s matching technology and services, companies have access to a global pool of proven professionals so they can scale their teams dynamically to meet business needs. Upwork also provides skilled professionals access to more opportunities.

Job Description

Upwork ($UPWK) is the leading tech solution for companies looking to hire the best talent, maintain flexibility, and get more done. We’re passionate about our mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Every year, more than $2 billion of work is done through Upwork by skilled professionals who want the freedom of working anytime, anywhere. Top companies connecting with extraordinary talent around the globe? Upwork is how.

Upwork’s Legal & Policy Team is comprised of a special group of professionals.  Our team’s Mission Statement is to enable, accelerate and protect Upwork’s business in a collaborative and innovative manner.  Our team’s Core Values are Clarity, Communication, Collaboration, Compassion, Courage and Continuous Improvement.  We also believe that exhibiting Trust, Feedback, Accountability, Inclusion and Self-Awareness are foundational behaviors that enable us to live up to our team’s Mission Statement and Core Values.  

Our award-winning team loves to work on cutting-edge legal issues, generate creative business solutions to enable the company’s continued growth in a compliant manner, and enable the new world of remote work for millions of independent professionals and clients globally in over 180 countries.  We also possess a passion for what we do.  The Upwork legal team has been the recipient of The Recorder’s prestigious 2016 Legal Department of the Year (Emerging Companies) award.  The team has also been recognized by The Financial Times as One of the Top 25 Most Innovative In-House Legal Teams in North America.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft and manage enterprise-sales-focused and vendor agreements.
  • Help the commercial team scale by preparing, implementing, and refining forms, playbooks, systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Influence and build relationships with executives, product teams, and peers across Upwork.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts at Upwork to analyze and effectively communicate legal risks.

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Demonstrated experience with technology transactions relating to the Internet, SaaS and enterprise software.
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating, and managing sales contracts, licenses, alliance and partnership agreements and intellectual property agreements.
  • Prior in-house experience, especially at a top Internet / SaaS company
  • Prior AmLaw 100 law firm experience. 

Come change how the world works.

At Upwork, you’ll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We’re a remote-first organization supported by offices in Santa Clara and Chicago, working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals. 

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. We build amazing teams, put our community first, and have a bias toward action. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and employee resource groups. Oh yeah, we’ve also got amazing benefits.

Check out our Life at Upwork page to learn more about the employee experience.

Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

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